Category Archives: podcast

Episode 52 – Communities

Welcome back to another Testing In the Pub, Episode 52 – Communities.

In this episode we talk about communities. Inclusive vs exclusive,  internal vs external and how the communities have helped us. Is the  industry is in trouble because external communities don’t mix? And what are we doing to try and solve that? We then finish up talking about how people can get involved in the community.

Episode 51 – More On Hiring

Welcome back to another Testing In the Pub – Episode 51 – More On Hiring. In this episode we finally continue our chat about hiring. Sorry it’s been so long coming.

In it we talk about a lot of things hiring related, including portfolios. The blog post Steve mentions is this one.

Episode 50 – Hiring

Yes, it’s episode 50 – Hiring.

In this episode we talk about hiring, both from the perspective of someone wanting to be hired, and someone hiring. It’s the first part of a two part episode.

As you may notice we ‘may’ have forgotten that we’ve reached the landmark of 50 episodes. Oops 🙂 Thanks to everyone who’s listened so far, we’ve got lots more great episodes planned to stick around for what comes next.

Episode 48 – More Psychology In Testing

Welcome back to another Testing In the Pub, Episode 48 – More Psychology In Testing.

In this episode we expand on our previous discussion about Psychology In Testing and talk more about ignorance, biases and emotions.

There’s some great resources out there if you want to find out more:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases
  • http://www.developsense.com/presentations/2013-05-STAREast-EmotionsInSoftwareTesting.pdf
  • https://www.slideshare.net/sjanaway/testing-your-emotions
  • http://www.corvusintl.com/CACM002-5OI.htm

And lots of great links on Huib Schoots site: http://www.huibschoots.nl/wordpress/?page_id=441#science

 

Episode 47 – AI and Ethics and Quality

Welcome back to Testing In the Pub Episode 47  – AI and Ethics and Quality

In this new episode we talk about AI and how it’s being used particularly in virtual assistants, how ethics are important, and how all of those presents opportunities for those of us involved in software quality.

Thanks to Hindsight Software, the BDD specialists for their continued support of Testing In the Pub.

Episode 46 – APIs At ATD

Welcome back to Testing In The Pub, Episode 46 – APIs At ATD.

In this episode Steve sits down with Mark Winteringham and Eddy Bruin at Agile Testing Days 2017 to talk about API testing. We also mention a whole bunch of tools and resources including;

If you want to try out API testing and need an API to test then Resftful Booker, written by Mark, is a great one to start with.

Episode 45 – Psychology In Testing – Ignorance

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub where we continue the series on Psychology In Testing and talk about Ignorance.

We talk about:

  • What is ignorance and what’s it’s relationship to information?
  • What is the value of understanding ignorance?
  • Being unaware of ignorance
  • Why we can never know everything
  • The 5 orders of ignorance
  • How ignorance grows faster than knowledge
  • How when we answer one question and gain knowledge, that knowledge causes us to learn about more ignorance
  • How do we actually discover more?
    • Processes/activities
    • Investigation
    • Testing

Testing In The Pub Episode 42 – Breaking Into Agile Testing

Welcome back to another episode of Testing In The Pub – Breaking Into Agile Testing.

In this episode we talk about how to get started when testing in an agile team, we discuss the challenges that testers face, and give some hints and tips on how to succeed.

When working in, and running, agile teams we’ve both found the following books and articles helpful. Hopefully you will too:

Thanks to Hindsight Software for sponsoring this episode.

Testing In The Pub Episode 40 – At The Software Testing Clinic

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub, recorded this time at the Software Testing Clinic in London.

In this episode Dan sits down with Paul Holland, Ben Kelly, Vernon Richards, Mark Winteringham, Alex Wolff, Evan Holland and probably a couple of other people as well 🙂

Over a few beers they talk about Rapid Software Testing, context driven testing, their experiences of testing in different circumstances and cultures, and how to test products for different markets. There’s some great tips on how testing can really bring customer value as well.

You can follow Paul, Ben, Vernon and Mark on Twitter so if you want to continue the conversation with them then that’s the best place to go.

As always, if you’ve got feedback on this episode or any of the other ones then it’d be great to hear from you. Just leave a comment against this post or find us on twitter @testinginthepub

Testing In The Pub Episode 39 – Live From TestBash Philadelphia

Welcome to Testing In The Pub Episode 39 – Live From TestBash Philadelphia.

We were lucky enough to be invited over to TestBash in Philadelphia to record a live episode in front of the conference crowd. And even better, we were given an actual pub to record in!

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In this episode we talk about the future of testing and community. Listen to us and special guests talk about where we think testing is heading and why.

We also talk about why we started Testing In The Pub and why starting a podcast or any other sort of community activity is extremely personally rewarding, as well as being an important part of what keeps the testing community as vibrant and useful as it is.

Have a listen and hopefully we’ll you want to do the same.